Kwandwe offers a more ‘sporting’ and tangibly wild safari. Its size (22,000 hectares) and a lower density of the Big Five means you really participate with the tracking process further supplemented by the fact that the reserve is only open to guests staying at its lodges.
Just north of Grahamstown, thereby close to the coast, and following the Great Fish River for around 30 kilometres this reserve is wealthy in biodiversity and spekboom flora. It also happens to be malaria-free.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Kwandwe's more endangered species such as blue cranes, the knysna woodpecker, black-footed cats, black wildebeest, cape grysbok and crowned eagle. The reserve also offers some superb nocturnal safaris to see the elusive aardwolf and aardvark.
Great Fish River Lodge
Archaeological & Historical Talks and ToursRhino capture and research Photographic safaris
Flight of the Blue Crane (coastal air safari from fixed wing aircraft) Trips to Grahamstown
A member of Relais and Chateaux2 hours from Port Elizabeth Malaria-free reserve